This is what I call a “Show Off” Recipe – Blackberry Mousse Cake.
You know living in the city has its ups and downs, the downs mainly being the noise, drunk students and their ability to project vomit in a perfect line all the way down London road, which – as you can imagine, is just lovely on your way to work on a Monday morning. I will say it now and I will say it again, I don’t like living in the city, but it’s a necessity at the moment, the minute I get the opportunity to live out my days squirreled away in a clicky rural village full of farmers, roaming hills, middle-aged women riding retro bicycles with a basket on the front carrying a dog, and a pub that allows you to drink until you’re blind without being tutted at by hipsters and office harlots stereotypically reclassifying you as a low life ne’er do well, then a happier man I’ll be.
That aside I was made happier this week for receiving a rather large glut of freshly picked blackberries from my girlfriends mum, who I have yet to meet. When I opened the round plastic tub I was immediately hit with the sweet smell of fresh berries, a smell that takes me back to being a boy and going blackberry picking with my Nan, who was and still is a stout woman with a heart of gold. She would make the classics such as apple and blackberry crumble, blackberry pie or maybe a fool, but I wanted to do something different.
Now is the time for these amazing fruits, as soon as October hits they go all bitter and unpleasant. So make the most of the time you have and do these berries the justice they deserve. This is actually a fairly easy cake to make, most of the time needed is leaving it to set in the fridge, so this is a great cake to make in advance for a special occasion. Enjoy, and thanks ‘mum’ for the berries.
Equipment: You will need the following
- A sheet of thin plastic, the sort you get in stationery shops (I got mine from Paperchase)
- Cut a strip about 3 inches wide then roll into a cylinder with a diameter of about 4-5 inches, then seal the end with a piece of tape.
- This will sit inside the cake tin to allow for the cheesecake and blackberry filling.
- A 20cm loose bottom deep cake tin
If you make my Blackberry Mousse Cake Recipe, be sure to take a photo and tag me @onlinefoodblog on Instagram or Twitter. I would love nothing more than to see your creations!
Base Ingredients: 200g digestive biscuits Blackberry Center Ingredients 100g blackberries (plus same again put to one side left whole) Lemon Cheesecake Center Ingredients 150g cream cheese Blackberry mousse Ingredients: 5 sheets of gelatine Biscuits base Instruction Blackberry Center Instruction Lemon Cheesecake Center Instructions Blackberry mousse Instructions Try out our Blackberry Mousse Cake Recipe and post your results below in the comments…
How do you make Blackberry Mousse Cake
100g unsalted butter
50g caster sugar
1-2 tbsp water
50ml double cream
50g icing sugar
2-3 tbsp of fresh lemon juice (taste and adjust as you go and add more if you want more lemon)
150ml single cream
500g fromage frais
160g caster sugar
300ml double cream
200g caster sugar (use with the blackberries)
200g digestive biscuits
Blackberry Center Ingredients
100g blackberries (plus same again put to one side left whole)
Lemon Cheesecake Center Ingredients
150g cream cheese
Blackberry mousse Ingredients:
5 sheets of gelatine
Biscuits base Instruction
Blackberry Center Instruction
Lemon Cheesecake Center Instructions
Blackberry mousse Instructions
Try out our Blackberry Mousse Cake Recipe and post your results below in the comments…